Adastra – John Shuttleworth


With her curved ‘wings,’ long pointed nose, and gleaming underbelly propped high above the waves, this space-age yacht might be better suited to the sky than the sea. Designed by John Shuttleworth, just a few square meters of the futuristic vessel — valued at $15 million — actually touch the surface of the water, allowing it to skim across the waves with ease. It can be controlled with an iPAD and took more than 5 years to design and build. 

The Adastra, owned by Hong-Kong based shipping magnate Anton Marden won the Most Innovative Design at the 2013 World Superyatch Awards earlier this year.

So could this alien shape — resembling something between a spaceship and the Concorde supersonic plane — be the future of superyacht design?

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All images © John Shuttleworth


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